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big shoes to follow. the party respects women across america. that is why it gives me great pleasure to reward one of the greatest females with the beacon award. it was created to give an award to an outstanding democrat who exemplifies the ideals and values. in 2009, it was awarded to jimmy carter. it went to state senator and the majority leader. last year's award went to tom harkin. this year's award has gone to secretary hillary clinton. [applause] i have with me on stage some north iowa democratic women with me hereto except the award on senator clinton -- secretary clinton's behalf. on january 21, 2009, hillary rodham clinton was sworn in as secretary of the united states. secretary clinton joined the state department after nearly four decades as an advocate, attorney, first lady, and senator. she attended local public schools before graduating from wellesley college, where she met bill clinton. she married bill clinton and became a successful attorney while also raising chelsea. she was an assistant professor at the university of arkansas law school, and she was appointed by j
. >> democracy is at its best when they all have a seat at the table. but in america there's a big gap. we need more women in office. >> men hold 82% of the seats in the house of representatives. a decade ago, our nation ranked ninth 57 nations as a percentage of women in congress. today we are 92nd. out of 50 governors come just five are women. that's 10%, the same percentage as the number of women mayors in the 100 largest cities. out of more than 7000 state legislators, fewer than one in four are women. that's barely higher than it was two decades ago. at this rate women will be underrepresented in the united states for another 500 years. a century ago in 1920, the decades long struggle for women to win the righ right to vocal e in the 19th amendment to the constitution. inspired by that struggle, representation 2020 takes on this centrist challenge for women. we must have parity for women in office. that will happen when any given election a woman is just as likely as a man to win and in any given legislature, women will be just likely told them. i founded the white house project where we t
america involved in a costly new war in syria. the president is not telegraphing, what, if anything, he intends to do about this week's alleged chemical weapons massacre. ed henry is traveling with the president and reports from scranton, pennsylvania. >> reporter: while both he and joe biden focused on domestic issues, on the international stage president obama found his credibility on the line as he used a cnn interview to comment about the alleged chemical weapons attack in syria that may have killed up to 1,800 people. >> when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale and again we're still gathering information about this particular event, it is very troublesome. that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has. both in terms of us making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating and needing to protect our allies. >> reporter: that was a nod to deliberation sources say are happening inside the administration over whether the u.s. military will use cruise missiles to punish syrian president bashar al assad yet the presiden
, ladies and >> that is some big shoes to follow. party respects women across america. me greathy it gives pleasure to reward one of the greatest females with the beacon award. an awardeated to give to an outstanding democrat who exemplifies the ideals and values. in 2009, it was awarded to jimmy carter. it went to state senator and the majority leader. to tomar's award went harkin. this year's award has gone to secretary hillary clinton. [applause] stage some me on women withdemocratic onhereto except the award senator clinton -- secretary clinton's behalf. on january 21, 2009, hillary asham clinton was sworn in secretary of the united states. secretary clinton joined the state department after nearly four decades as an advocate, attorney, first lady, and senator. she attended local public fromls before graduating wellesley college, where she met bill clinton. she married bill clinton and became a successful attorney while also raising chelsea. she was an assistant professor at the university of arkansas law school, and she was appointed by jimmy carter to serve on the board of the legal
which america could take military action in syria this as calls grow to forcefully respond to evidence that the assad regime killed hundreds of its own people with chemical weapons. >>> the wildfire the size of the chicago raging in and around a cherished american landmark, the yosemite national park but the rim fire poses a threat to hundred of thousands of residents in san francisco and it is a 150 miles away. we'll tell you about that. >>> sentencing for the army major convicted of killing 13 people in the fort hood shooting massacre the will nidal hasan get life in prison or the death penalty. but first right now, brand new stories. >> inyou had concluding this one, jon, busted for buging? a new report says the nsa cracked videoconferencing system at u.n. and apparently that is not all. >>> plus jody arias is back before a judge. today we could learn when the retrial of the convicted killer's penalty phase will begin. >>> and there is talk about making an entrance? bandits storm a pawn shop. why what they got away with has police very worried. it is all happing right now. jon: good
exactly who he is talking about. in the meantime one of the most outspoken businessmen into america might try to pay his way into the white house, so he says. donald trump is willing to shell out big bucks for presidential bid in 2016. he had a short run campaign in the republican primaries but dropped out to back former governor mitt romney. "the donald" explaining just how far he is willing to dig into his wallet. >> if you were to run for president, how much would you be will to spend on your campaign? >> if i made a decision i would spend a lot. >> a modern presidential campaign can be half a billion dollars. >> can be or more. no, i would be willing to spend, if i did it i would spend whatever it took. jenna: if, if he did it. claiming a fortune more than $10 billion, trump said voters would see a man who built a company with tremendous net worth. he hasn't been totally forthcoming about how much money is actually in his companies which has been controversial over the last self years but that's what he says his company is worth. we'll take him at his word. >> he has been accused in t
or is it the other way around. when it comes to race in america it doesn't feel like we're always going in the right direction. they've sent in the clowns, literally, and we'll see which way we're moving in today's big news. "the war room" starts now. [ ♪ music ] >> michael: man, is it good to be back in this state. we're going to be here for four more days. stay with us, we have a great week of shows. earlier today here in san francisco attorney general eric holder laid out plans to alleviate overcrowded prisons and address racism in the justice system. >> as we come together, we need to discuss although incarceration has a significant role to play in our justice system, it can be ineffective and unsustainable. it poses a significant uneconomic burden. it comes with human and moral costs that are impossible to calculate. >> michael: the attorney general. the defendants with drug charges but no ties to large scale drugs organizations will be able to hold draconian mandatory minimum sentences. eric holder comes after one month after 1,000 inmates in california initiated a hunger strike to protest
, or you will not have a relationship with the united states of america. >> i spoke with the former secretary of state last week. she's having a very good new life. she's teaching at stamford enjoying golf and having a chance to thing about the world from a very different perspective. >> good to hear it. i know we're going to see more of that. >> she talks about iran's new president and what's going on in syria and john kerry's attempt at the peace process. >>> one person is missing after a flash flood swept through colorado. a heavy rain triggered the floods in manitou springs. kelly werthmann of our denver affiliate tells how one thing led to another. >> this is the most terrifying thing i've ever seen. i can't stop shaking. >> reporter: amateur video caught this late friday gushing at speeds of up to 30 miles an hour. the flash flooding brought on by a torrential downpour turned roadways is into raging rapids in a manner of minutes. >> our car just floated away. others are floating away now. >> reporter: firefighters rescued this man from a swoling cree
of the united states of america siding with the generals. we have no credibility. we do have influence, but when you don't use that influence, then you do not have that influence. we could be cutting off the aid, the spare parts and maintenance of these military equipment that we've given the egyptians is important to their capabilities. >> wait -- >> tourism, economic assistance, business, the imf loan. there are many areas where we could exercise influence over the generals and we're not doing any of it and we're not sticking with our values. >> and yet when you argued earlier, trying as you say to give the military leaders a chance, you argued that to cut off u.s. aid to egypt might harm israel. others also add that once you cut off aid, you've lost any kind of leverage. there is nothing after you've cut u.s. aid. >> well, again, we thought that at that particular time that it was not the right thing to do because we wanted to give them an opportunity to get back on the path to democracy. obviously that's not the case. as i say, our interests, our values, there are consequences of failure --
all you have to say about the topic. >> that's it for us. america live with martha begins right now. >> fox news alert. just months in president obama's second term and guess what, attention is turning to iowa, to the 2016 presidential field if you can believe it. we have several political hitters who made moves as possible presidential candidate. welcome to america live i am markka mccowen in for megyn kelliy. >> hillary clinton is giving a speech later today as she gets a lot of early attention as the democratic front runner in 2016, vice-president boyd boyd making waves out there. he accepted an invite to speak in iowa next month. texas senator ted cruz and rick sanatorium and danald trump hit up the iowa state fair this weekend. boy, oh, boy, joining us is mr. chris stalwart. what dow make of all of this. >> you make it sound like it is my fault. i didn't do. this i am not making them run for office. this is the world we live in today. you want to run for the highest office in the land, it never ends and never stops and the permanent campaign is an understatement and if you want
passed thus far in 2005, a trade agreement with central america, the first energy policy bill in decade, a multi-year highway bill. it was the last time the president and the congress had a multi-year funding bill. bill: you are argue he was active and relevant. >> you mentioned the approval rating. he's down 5 point in a month from july it was 47 percent. now it's up to 52. that's a jump of 5 points. >> president bush's approval ratings were low because of an unpopular war in iraq. president obama is supposedly winning the war against terrorism and the economy is recover and he's in his second term and there ought to be a brief moment of below but there hasn't been. bill: if that is the case, what is the calculation between joe biden and hillary clinton? dose wait to see what she does or does he get in regardless? >> i think he gets in regardless. there is nothing to be lost by anybody. o'malley, the governor of maryland. there is no disadvantage to them going to iowa in this early stage and start to poke around and build relationships and flesh out their messages. there they don't kno
the way to have action. he didn't need to undermine america's national security to pursue whatever his conscious led him to do. there's a process by which he could have pursued his interest in a way that doesn't undermine the national security of the united states. when we have our sources and methods known by our enemies, we undermine the national security of the united states. i would say it's easy since we have not, thank god, had an attack on american soil since september 11th, to minimize the threat, but it's real. and the terrorists only have to get lucky once. we have to do it right 100% of the time. that's a tough standard. >> and a key member of your committee from california who's chair of the subcommittee dealing with russia seems to have sympathy with edward snowden. this is him yesterday on c-span. >> i thought he was being loyal to the rest of us by letting the american people know that the government was getting out of hand. accepting him for asylum, i think, was not as hostile an act as its being portrayed. >> do you agree with those views on edward snowden and russia?
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-market system in the united states of america. [applause] i am working every day to try to help carry that free-market message and try to help when the argument. how many of you have phones on you? take out your phones and text the word growth to 33733. text "growth" to 33733. we are working to try to build a conservative army across this country that will stand up and fight to bring us back to our free-market principles, bring us back to our constitutional liberties, and the only way we can do it is to bring together millions of conservatives across the country. freedom is not some abstract academic concept. it is something we know in our own lives. in my life, my dad was born in cuba. he was imprisoned and tortured, almost beaten to death. he fled in 1957, fleeing the batista regime. he was 18 and could not speak a word of english. nothing but $100 in his underwear. i don't advise carrying money in your underwear. he washed dishes to pay his way to the university of texas. he went on to start a small business, to work words the american dream. my dad used to say to me over and over again, and
are putting a lot of mean into public education. in america we spend more money per child than any other industrialized country in the world and, yet, the results just really haven't increased. one of the things that we have to think about is fiscal transparency. we have to know as taxpayers exactly where our dollars are going, how they are being spent and what the return on investment is. >> is there sort of one size fits all or one size fits most about the ways money is not being spent well? i mean, i know you and the unions have not seen eye-to-eye. they are not your biggest fans and there's a lot of back and forth that has been going on. i know you've invited them to come to these town halls. >> yes. >> but is it about paying teachers more? is it about getting more technology into the classroom? what do we do about this? >> that is the entire thing that we have got to discuss is, you know, if we are going to put more investment into public education, then we have to make sure that that -- those additional dollars are producing results for kids. so, for example, when it comes to teach
and ready for what will be a pivotal race in america's history and that is about getting everyone excited now, about what i hope will be that moment in 2017 when we all get to say, madam president, to hillary rodham clinton. >> all righty then. as for vice president joe biden, he's set to attend a major political event in iowa next month. the annual steak fry, you can't go, joe, known for attracting top tiered democrats considering a white house run. let's bring in nbc news political reporter kasie hunt in iowa over the weekend with details on these events. kasie, what struck you the most? where do you want to start? >> sort of deja vu all over again. i feel like the republicans never really stopped. didn't seem like -- rick santorum was actually campaigning essentially. he drove across the state in the same pick-up truck that he used in 2012. and he -- >> that's great. >> hit a pizza ranch, he went to blue bonny ice cream. >> you sound tired. was it boring? just admit it. was it boring? >> it was awful. >> no. we had -- it was great. >> you say it's deja vu all over again. contrived and
, i was seven months old and my family moved straight to chicago. america is the only country i have ever known. senior year of high school, i was promoted to city court staff commander, i held the rank of cadet brigadier general. i was head of chicago rotc. i want to be a us citizen and i want to be a marine, i'm gonna be a marine, because i care. i care about this country. i care about those around me, i care about my family, my neighbors. you know, i do want to give back, i believe one hundred percent in what this country stands for. let me earn it, you know, let me serve. i just want an opportunity, i just want a chance. to, to show everyone out there that, i am, american and that i will honorably serve this country wearing a marine corp uniform. >>> welcome back to "the lead." the u.s. has lost its credit rating, manufacturing jobs, we're not even the fattest country anymore. mexico owns that one. but there is one thing the u.s. does better than any other country, throw people in jail. the u.s. has the highest incarceration rate in jail. a big reason for that, mandatory minimum
, massachusetts. the town is number one on "money" magazine's new best small towns in america list for weathering the recession well and having a big lake and being close to both boston and providence. so close that you can commute to work in either city. it is also diverse. nine churches, seven synagogues and one of the largest mosques in new england. louisville, colorado, and vienna, virginia, round out the top three. >> bill: never heard of that city in massachusetts. nine churches in a town of 17,000? congregations are rather small, i would say because some people do not go to church at any rate. what we have -- very significant yesterday. there are two unrelated decisions regarding -- related to law enforcement that really were related. they weren't planned that way but they really do fit together and say something very important, i think, about law enforcement in this country. a lot of us have said for a long time that we went way overboard, you know. 10, 20 years ago. the last -- the previous generation about -- gotta be tough on crime. tough on law enforcement. crack down on crime. throw
the world attended it. it was really a time for america to shine and to show that it was coming into its own as a world power. guest: mrs. grant loved it. she bought two things for the white house from there -- one was a shield that showed characters from milton's "paradise lost." then she bought a more endearing piece -- she hated the old james monroe centerpiece with mirrors on it -- she bought a hiawatha centerpiece, which was about this big, and it shows a canoe in the middle and hiawatha lounging on a bearskin rug. that was the new centerpiece for the white house. she bought it there on exhibit. it is still in the silver closet at the white house. host: on twitter -- who were the first lady's staff at this point in the process? guest: there was no social secretary then. usually the ladies got together and filled out the blanks for invitations. it was president and mrs. grant and the honorable blank and blank. their friends would come over for tea party and they would fill out the blanks. she had mary mueller as the housekeeper. is that the one who traveled to europe with her? guest: i
americans behind bars in this country. there's been an 800% rise in the number of inmates across america in that 30 plus year period. it's an issue they hope to accomplish fixes to, isn't it? >> yes. you are talking the total incarceration levelslocal, state and federal prisons. the u.s. leads the world in incarceratio incarcerations. the trend has been coming down. he's, in essence, riding the trend and hoping for support in congress. what he's announcing is strictly an executive action. he's hoping it will help to lead to broader consensus in congress. he notes there's beginning to be some republican support for this. we have heard pushback from law enforcement people saying just having the law, the mandatory minimums on the book with the realistic chance of using them helps to get pleas, helps to negotiate pleas. there's always the question about what percent of the prison population is the low level offenders. that is a kind of a hard number to nail down. people who are opposing mandatory minimums say it's roughly half of the drug offenders. a quarter of the federal prison population
on our phone calls. >> obama: america is not interested on spying ordinary people. we're focused on finding the information necessary to protect our people and in many cases protect our allies. >> bill: but it still remains to be said and shown how collecting information on every single phone call made in the united states by every single american who places the call, how long the call is and who they're calling, hard to see how that helps us find a terrorist in the middle east. remember last week this whole new terror scare that we found out about, took action, closed those embassies, nothing to do with this domestic spying program. that domestic spying program did not help one damn bit. i join republicans and democrats in congress. you've got people in congress like john conyers on the left, and james sensenbrenner on the right. you have dick durbin on the left and rand paul on the right all saying there have to be limits to this data collection, and there should be probable cause or some sufficient reason for going after those phone data on a particular person before you rando
respects and admires women throughout america. that is why it gives me great pleasure tonight to honor one of the greatest american female politicians with the beacon award. the beacon award was begun in 2008 and it was created to give an award to an outstanding nationallyatewide or who exemplifies the best of the democratic party ideals and values. 2008, it was awarded to senator edward kennedy. in 2009, it was awarded to jimmy and berkeley. to u.s. senator john culver. to senatet went majority leader mike. last year's award went to tom harkin. i am pleased to announce that this year's beacon award has been awarded to secretary hillary clinton. [applause] i have with me on stage, before i give a little about senator and secretary of state hillary clinton's bio, i have some women with me who are here to accept the award on secretary clinton's the half. with that, a little bit of bio information about secretary clinton and then we will have joy who will represent our group of north iowa democratic women to accept the award. on january 21, 2009, hillary clinton was sworn in as the 67th secre
>>> good morning, and welcome to "this week." >>> spy shift. the president reforms america's secret surveillance programs. was his hand forced by this man? >> no, i don't think he was a patriot. >> this morning, snowden's father responds. brand new details. will his son come home to face trial? what will he reveal next in only on "this week." >>> plus this morning, the embassies reopen after the worldwide terror alert. are we at risk? >>> and why is donald trump stumping in iowa? >> the republican party is in serious trouble. >> the roundtable weighs in on the politics right here on this sunday morning. >>> good morning. in the news overnight, a dramatic rescue. hannah anderson, the kidnapped san diego teenager is safe after an all-out man hunt ended in the idaho wilderness. >> james lee dimaggio was shot and killed by a tactical agent. hannah anderson was located with dimagg dimaggio. she appears well. >> she will be reunited with her father this morning. >>> one of the deadliest days in iraq for years. a series of car bombs all timed to hit those celebrating the end of ramadan. >>
. >> what is the vision of our new covenant? an america in which middle class incomes, not middle class taxes, are going up. an america, yes, in which the wealthiest few, those making over $200,000 a year are asked to pay for their fair share. >> he won that election and then he made that promise the cornerstone of his budget, income tax on the top 1.2% of earners, the creation of a new tax bracket, 39.6% for highest incomes. he said it would help tame deficits that exploded in the reagan and bush 41 ears. ross perot made it the centerpiece of his presidential campaign, and won 20% of the vote, despite being kind of crazy. little enthusiasm for the budget clinton drew up. plenty of democrats were nervous about endorsing a tax hike and among republicans unanimous opposition because republicans were coming off a civil war of taxes. a civil war that had broken out when bush 41 cut a deal with democrats to raise them in 1990. by 1993 the anti-tax side on the fight was claiming vindication. 1993 was also the first time in 12 years democrats controlled the white house. the gop had grown far m
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as a strategist am fairfully floored. >> there is no reason we cannot do the same here in america. >> moving on to the other guy. >> chris christie. >> chris christie. >> signaling he's ready for 2016 to start now. chris christie will sign a law to ban gay conversion therapy. >> ban conversion therapy. >> it's a loony loony thing. >> he's certainly already beginning -- >> new jersey governor chris christie's effort -- >> -- what looks like a presidential campaign. >> in the current republican party someone like him can't win -- >> christie has a big problem. >> the party in the northeast is shrinking almost down to nothing. >> the party is open to support. >> successful parties were r. about building great coalitions. >> moderate republicans, conservatives, libertarians and tea party. >> establishment candidate chris christie. >> are you stupid? >> libertarian republicans like myself. >> an emergency committee of the neo cons. >> we've got to stand up and fight and win the argument. >> they see obama care as a big violation. >> a real divide within the republican party. >> successful parties
to the government by whistle blowers and bring them to attention is the action. he didn't need to undermine america's national security to pursue whatever his conscious led him to do. there's a process by which he could have pursued his interest in a way that doesn't undermine the national security of the united states. when we have our sources and methods known by our enemies, we undermine the national security of the united states. i would say it's easy since we have not, thank god, had an attack on american soil since september 11th, to minimize the threat, but it's real. and the terrorists only have to get lucky once. we have to do it right 100% of the time. >> and a key member of your committee from california who's chair of the subcommittee dealing with russia seems to have sympathy with edward snowden. this is him yesterday on c-span. >> i thought he was being loyal to the rest of us by letting the american people know that the government was getting out of hand. accepting him for asylum, i think, was not as hostile an act as it's being poor trade. >> do you agree with those views on edward
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